Color · Designing Quilts · Fabric · Quilting · Use Up the Stash

I love solutions!

My latest magic star was stalled a little bit. I had originally thought that the magic of random would work once again for the block placement. I had all white and black prints paired with a gorgeous dawn sky batik. Everything should go with everything, right? My original placement of blocks on the design wall… Continue reading I love solutions!

Fabric · Modern Quilts · Quilt Design · Quilting · Use Up the Stash

Virtual quilt retreat

So good to make dedicated all quilt/all weekend time, even though it’s at home. A lot of retreat social aspects are missing, and so are the snacks, but you still get to connect with your people and you get a lot of work done. These were my chosen fabrics and I decided to keep it… Continue reading Virtual quilt retreat

Contemporary · Non-traditional Quilts · Quilting · Use Up the Stash

Stars update

When I make a quilt top that I really like, I am much more likely to go ahead and get it quilted now. I have waaaay too many unfinished tops sitting on the shelves! Obviously, I love the thrill of designing and creating the tops more than I love the quilting part of it–at least… Continue reading Stars update

Non-traditional Quilts · Quilting · Use Up the Stash

Hmmm…maybe I need to measure.

Pictures don’t lie. My last post showed you the basic quilt design for my Stars At Night quilt. As I started to build, things went quite quickly, until I got to this center part. That was all fiddly and fussy and took a while. I ended up needing to make one more ‘house’ and then… Continue reading Hmmm…maybe I need to measure.

Contemporary · Designing Quilts · Non-traditional Quilts · Use Up the Stash

Fiddly fixing

Working with improv has both plus and minus considerations. Plus–no patterns, free form cutting and piecing, no seams to match or pieces to fit until final assembly. Minus–fitting weird shapes and unique sizing together in final assembly. This is pretty much the final design of the improv scrap Stars At Night quilt. See all those… Continue reading Fiddly fixing

Designing Quilts · Fabric · Non-traditional Quilts · Use Up the Stash

And back to the strips…

Sewing, sewing, sewing strips together, without a plan is kinda boring. But it makes it easier when you do start to get a plan to have sewn sections from which to pick. I made a couple of those wonky stars to join those that fell off that shelf and now I know why I won’t… Continue reading And back to the strips…